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over religion and football. the squad's been banned from showing bible verses during games. now they're headed to court. ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: in this small texas town, they worship two things. god and football. >> all: clap your hands, go, red! >> reporter: so perhaps it only seemed natural that the cheerleading squad would paint bible verses on the banners the players run through for every game. >> we find it encourages the boys. >> reporter: but it apparently offended someone. the unidentified person complained to an atheist group saying the bible banners amounted to a public school advocating a particular religion. and that's unconstitutional. >> it's not a christian school. and they cannot misuse their authority. >> reporter: in response, the school superintendent forced them to stop the scriptures. so, the cheer leaders put down the pom-poms and picked up a phone. callen -- calling an attorney. he says that the banners are not school-sponsored. that the girls came up with the idea by looking at the social networking website, pinterest. they saw cheerleaders in
to an atheist group saying the bible banners advocated a particular religion. and that's unconstitutional. >> it's not a christian school. and they cannot misuse their authority. >> reporter: in response, the school superintendent forced them to stop the scriptures. so, the cheer leaders put down the pom-poms and picked up a phone. calling the attorney. he says that the banners are not school-sponsored. that the girls came up with the idea by looking at the social networking website, pinterest. >> it was student-led. >> reporter: this community is cheering for the cheerleaders. signs of support are all over town and online. this facebook page dedicated to their fight now has nearly 50,000 followers. that's 25-times more people than live here. when people say, these people came to a football game, not to church, what do you say? >> they have a right to say whatever they want to say. but i mean, it's our religion. and we want to portray that. >> reporter: texas is known for swift justice. and the cheerleaders are counting on it. here at the courthouse behind me, they are hoping the judge will rule
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